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Doctor insights on: Target Heart Rate For Cardiopulmonary Exercise By Age

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What is treadmill stress and target heart rate?

What is treadmill stress and target heart rate?

Exercise test: Treadmill stress is to exercise on a treadmill to stress the heart and evaluate with ecg. Target rate is 85% of (220 - age). ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Is it considered unhealthy to exercise above your target heart rate?

Is it considered unhealthy to exercise above your target heart rate?

Nothing: When people ask me about what their target hr should be when working out, i tell them that the workout intensity is more important than heart rate. So if you feel like you are overdoing it, are exhausted and feeling sick after your workout, and your hr was less than target, it was too much. Decrease intensity. If hr is higher than target, and you feel ok afterwards, that's ok, no problem. ...Read more

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Can diabetes be cause for elevated resting heart rate and exercise heart rate, as well as extreme sleepiness/fatigue after exercise and bounding pulse?

Can diabetes be cause for elevated resting heart rate and exercise heart rate, as well as extreme sleepiness/fatigue after exercise and bounding pulse?

Diabetes: Yes diabetes could be an issue. You must make an appointment to see a diabetes doctor and plan to get everything under control. Please keep me posted. ...Read more

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Workout problems about reaching target heart rate?

Workout problems about reaching target heart rate?

Not a problem: I suppose you mean that you can reach thr with exercise.I hope you are not taking beta blocker or your heart is accustom to exercise. ...Read more

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Resting heart rate is 75-80 BPM. I take 12.5mg of atenolol for anxiety. Is this a good number for resting heart rate?

Resting heart rate is 75-80 BPM. I take 12.5mg of atenolol for anxiety. Is this a good number for resting heart rate?

Resting HR: There really is no optimum resting HR. Everyone is set a little differently. Normal is 60-100. The dose of atenolol is really small for your age. It is clearly not suppressing your heart rate much. ...Read more

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I got fast heart beat or heart rate without exercising my heart rate is 106 is that normal for my age at 21 can fear cause heart problems?

I got fast heart beat or heart rate without exercising my heart rate is 106 is that normal for my age at 21 can fear cause heart problems?

No, yes: That heart rate is high for a resting heart rate. Anxiety can sometimes contribute to an elevation in baseline heart rate. I would schedule an appointment with a primary care doctor for a medical checkup, that would be a good place to start. ...Read more

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Resting heart ejection factor has stablized at 35-40%, improves at 45-50% under stress. How to improve resting ejection factor?

Resting heart ejection factor has stablized at 35-40%, improves at 45-50% under stress.  How to improve resting ejection factor?

Depends: Depends on cause, duration and whether you're a candidate for resynchronization pacing. The standard therapy to improve ef is a combination of betablockade (especially carvedilol/coreg) plus an ace-inhibitor taken daily for months to years. Some forms of cardiomyopathy are not reversible, unfortuntately. Since you've had a stent, a careful look for hibernating myocardium is indicated. ...Read more

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When exercising one identifies a heart rate which is 100%, depending on age. 100% of what? (i refer to the 220-age formula for 100% heart rate.)

When exercising one identifies a heart rate which is 100%, depending on age.  100% of what?  (i refer to the 220-age formula for 100% heart rate.)

Of predicted: Certain numbers have been determined to be maximal heart based on age. The heart can actually go faster than these numbers but it has been determined that higher rates are detrimental. If you are exercising and you heart rate reaches that predicted number, then you have reached 100%. It is recommended that you keep your heart rate at 80-90% during exercise. ...Read more

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Need help. Is 68bpm a healthy heart rate for an age 16 female?

Need help. Is 68bpm a healthy heart rate for an age 16 female?

Yes: Yes. Stay in shape exercising and eating healthy. Do not smoke, will be the worse habit for your future health. Health wise, today is the time to be healthy the rest of your life. ...Read more

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What is a good heart beat rate for male at age 33?

What is a good heart beat rate  for male at age 33?

Depends: Depends on your fitness level. The resting heart beat would be in the 50 s or 60 s if your are resonanly fit, probably in the 40s if your are athletic and over 80s or 90s if you are overweight and not very active physically. ...Read more

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What characterizes arrhythmia during exercise?im a young elite athlete, heart rate seems to rise much quicker than usual.shortness of breath.

What characterizes arrhythmia during exercise?im a young elite athlete, heart rate seems to rise much quicker than usual.shortness of breath.

Exercise and heart: There are several types of heart conditions which might cause exercise-induced arrhythmias. We cardiologists take these seriously because of the concern of complications including fainting or even sudden death. An athlete with a change in exercise tolerance, shortness of breath or chest discomfort exercising, palpitations or fainting should be evaluated by a cardiologist. ...Read more

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When using a heart rate monitor for exercise, how do you factor into your heart range the intended effects of heart meds?

When using a heart rate monitor for exercise, how do you factor into your heart range the intended effects of heart meds?

Heart rate for exerc: Theoretical maximum heart rate is 220 minus your age, so your max would be 147. Depending on your goals and fitness level your workout heart rate should be between 60-80 percent of your max, so around 90-115 beats per min. Heart medication such as a beta blocker will typically make it difficult to get the heart rate much above 100. ...Read more

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Is 81 bmp a safe heart rate? Not resting heart rate.

Is 81 bmp a safe heart rate? Not resting heart rate.

I think so: I think ur asking if a heart rate of 81 when you are not resting (so perhaps after you exercise?) is a safe rate; if that's correct then yes 81 is probably fine. A "normal" heart rate varies depending on lots of things (age, activity, emotions, meds, hydration status, more). In general the better shape you're in, the lower your rate goes. And with vigorous exercise it can go up much higher than 81. ...Read more

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Resting heart rate of 99bpm, after exercise, my heart rate is 120bpm but goes back to 99bpm. Ekg is normal. See cardiologist?

Resting heart rate of 99bpm, after exercise, my heart rate is 120bpm but goes back to 99bpm. Ekg is normal. See cardiologist?

Heart rate: At your age a low heart rate of 99 is a little unusual. Your primary md could start your evaluation with an ekg. I would also consider a non cardiac cause such as hyperthyroidism or anemia. I would also think you can achieve a much higher rate than 120. You didn't mention how hard you were exercising. ...Read more

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Can your target heart rate zone depend at all on your height or weight?

Can your target heart rate zone depend at all on your height or weight?

No: Depend on your age. Roughly maximal heart rate for men is 220-age and women 206-(agex0.88). By calculating mhr you can use target heart rate zone for your training goals. ...Read more

Heart Rate (Definition)

Heart rate is a measurement of the number of times a person's heart beats in one minute. Normal heart rates vary with a person's age and with excitement and exercise. Abnormal heart rates are too slow, too fast, and/or irregular (too much ...Read more